Anti-Terror Forum Focusing on the Role of Ummah

Written by PCINSP HELEN L GALVEZ, Chief RPIO9 on . Posted in Activities

Over a hundred of Muslim students, faculties and staff of Sabiel-Al Muhtaden Islamic Foundation Inc. benefited from the Anti-Terrorism Forum entitled “Role of Ummah in Peace building” held at the School Multi-Purpose, Suterville, Zamboanga City on July 26, 2017.

The one–day forum bearing the theme “Pagsumadja Sin Magkasi-Lasa” which was centered on the role of Ummah (Muslim Community) in suppressing terrorism and violent extremism in Zamboanga Peninsula is a joint effort of the Council of Advisers for Muslim Advancement (CAMA), Police Regional Office 9 (PRO9) and Western Mindanao Command with the active support of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency.

During the forum, PDIR SUKARNO IKBALA (Ret) presented a briefing presentation on the Background of ISIS, Terroristic Action done by this Terrorist and Suggestions on how to counter the Terrorist Group, the Roles of Ulama and Asatidz in Counter-terrorism and Peace building, while Mr. Gerard Solis discussed the Horrors of Terrorism and the significant role of the community in the fight against terrorism.

Other attendees during the forum were: LTGEN JEFFREY SODUSTA (Ret), representative from National Security Council, representatives from WESTMINCOM, COL. LEONEL NICOLAS, PCSUPT DAMMING UNGA (Ret), PCSUPT BENSALI JABARANI (Ret), GEN AMINKADRA UNDOG (Ret), GEN MOHAMMAD NUR ASKALANI (Ret), Salaam PNP Personnel of PRO9 and ZCPO.

Ustadz Hajiraji “Guru Bata” Tapsi, President of Sabiel-Al Muhtaden Islamic Foundation Inc., signed a manifesto of support and commitment to the program thrust of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte specifically on the fight against terrorism, illegal drugs and corruption on behalf of the foundation.  The foundation caters to 85% of mosques in Zamboanga City offering Friday khutbah (sermon).  It has also branches in other provinces in ZAMPEN and BASULTA areas.

 PSUPT MADZGANI M MUKARAM, Chief, RPCRD, PRO9, said the forum intends to promote a harmonious relationship and cooperation between the Muslim Leaders including the students of Islamic Schools in Zamboanga City towards the Peace building efforts of the Council of Advisers for Muslim Advancement (CAMA) and PRO9 in the fight against terrorism in support to the PNP’s campaign on terrorism and prevention of violent extremism. 

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